Amber Banerjee

Feb 17, 2022, 01:40PM ISTSource: TOI.in

Over the past several years tiger gender ratio in Rajasthan’s Ranthambore National Park has come down to 1:1.3. This imbalance has allegedly forced many of the big cats to either desert the park or die over territories and females. An increase in the tiger population over the years has also contributed to conflict among adult tigers. At present RNP’s total population consists of 72 tigers, including 30 females, 23 males and 19 cubs. The highest recorded tiger population in the park since 1973. Between 2019 and 2021 alone, 44 cubs were born inside the park. Whereas, 13 full-grown tigers were reported missing from the park during the same time. The park in its existing expanse is fit for not more than 43 adults at a time. The forest department has repeatedly expressed the need to revitalize Kailadevi Wildlife Sanctuary and to relocate adult tigers. Proposals to develop more tiger habitats in the region have been put forward too.


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